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Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre
Wasa Nabin Program

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Provides a culturally based program to support and address concerns of Indigenous youth who are at risk of negative behaviors
Addressing Violence
  • Provides education on how to end violence in Indigenous communities
  • Teaches about the effects of drug and alcohol abuse
Education
  • Encourages youth to remain in school and provides support for obtaining high school diploma
  • Offers homework assistance and time at the Centre to complete homework with access to computers and Internet
General Social Supports
  • Provides individual counselling for areas that youth may be struggling with such as socialization and peer pressure
  • Offers Native craft classes and regalia making sessions
  • Teaches Native dancing, singing and drumming
  • Allows the youth to participate in Elder's Circles
Healthy Living and Physical Development
  • Holds individual and group educational sessions on healthy lifestyle choices including good nutrition and traditional food preparation
  • Coordinates and assists youth in preparing nutritious meals through a weekly cooking class
  • Supervises non competitive recreational activities
Justice Intervention
  • Accompanies any youth registered in agency programs to court proceedings if requested
  • Provides education and information about the criminal justice system and court procedures
Youth in Care
Provides cultural education and support for youth living in foster homes within community and also to biological and foster parents
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Eligibility
Open to all with a focus on off-reserve, at-risk Indigenous youth

Age Requirements: Ages: 13 year(s) - 18 year(s);
Application Process
Requires:
  • Advance registration
  • Intake assessment
Fees
None
Accessibility
Partially Accessible - Parking -- No designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- No automatic push button doors; Washroom -- Accessible with side holding bar ; Can meet client at designated accessible location if required
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
November 5, 2019

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